By Dan Ambrose: Deontay Wilder advised David Benavidez that Canelo Alvarez wouldn’t struggle him and desires to maneuver as much as 175 as a result of he feels he’ll dominate that division.
Benavidez (27-0, 23 KOs) advised the previous WBC heavyweight champion Wilder that he has three extra fights at 168, after which he plans on shifting as much as gentle heavyweight.
So far as Canelo goes, he’s not proven curiosity in preventing Benavidez, and you bought to imagine that if he loses his rematch with Dmitry Bivol in September, he can overlook about ever preventing him.
The 26-year-old Benavidez didn’t say who the three fighters are that he’ll be preventing at tremendous middleweight earlier than he quits the division, however these are the rumored ones:
- David Morrell
- Demetrius Andrade
- Jermall Charlo
Charlo is the one a kind of three with a big fan base, and he hasn’t fought in two years. You’ll be able to’t predict what Charlo will do. He’s not a fighter that Benavidez can depend on preventing him as a result of he’s had damage & private issues which have stored him out of motion for the final two years.
If Benavidez moved as much as 175 this yr, he’d haven’t any issues getting title pictures in opposition to IBF, WBC & WBO champion Artur Beterbiev and WBA champ Dmitry Bivol as a result of these guys don’t keep away from robust fights.
Deontay Wilder: “Preserve doing what you doing. You’re a monster,” mentioned former WBC heavyweight champion ‘Bronze Bomber’ Wilder to Okay.O. Artist Sports activities to David Benavidez. “So are you considering of going up [to175]?”
David Benavidez: “I need to struggle Canelo.”
Wilder: “I don’t suppose so, however we’ll see.”
Benavidez: “I’m going to remain at 168 for 3 extra fights after which go up [to 175.”
Wilder: “I love watching David. He’s got that big power, and he ain’t afraid to use it. In boxing, we want to see the knockouts, and this man right here, he brings it, and you’re going to expect that excitement of a knockout delivery.
“I think he should go up, and he has a great chance of dominating the next division [light heavyweight] as properly.”
Benavidez sounds naive, speaking about desirous to struggle Canelo as a result of he ought to know by now that struggle gained’t occur. Canelo has a rematch with Bivol in September at 175, and a few really feel he’ll retire if he loses.